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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to control the immigration population. jim has the story. >> reporter: this is known as 287 g. it gave local law enforcement agencies the ability to act as immigration agents. if they arrested a bad guy. they could check his immigration status. if he was here illegally, they would refer him or her to immigration officials to start the deportation process. the program was humming along under george w. bush when 60 local agencies signed contracts with federal immigration and customs enforcement. it slowed way down. so to cut costs, the feds have been looking to phase out 287 g and replace it with another program called secure communities. prince william county officials got word via e-mail that they say secure communities will take the teeth out of local law enforcement's ability to get dangerous criminals out of their communities. especially if it is their first brush with the law. an i.c.e. spokesman said it is more consistent, efficient and cost effective in identifying and removing criminals and other priority aliens. but kory stewart points out what he calls a big difference in the two ap
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
: dozens of local and national issues are on the ballot in the district. plus three d.c. council measures that would toughen ethics laws and force leaders to be forced from office. some still unresolved. >> we have very important local charter provisions to vote on. >> reporter: on the ethics thing? >> absolutely. >> reporter: maryland's early voting began saturday. virginia allows more traditional absentee balloting that's already begun. the early voting in the district is new since the 2008 presidential election. when voters were confronted with extraordinary lines for president obama, who got 93% of the vote. >> we had a situation where the morning vote on election day, the lines extended blocks and blocks and blocks. we'll see whether the early voting takes some of that pressure off. but we're ready. >> nationwide, 4.5 million people already have cast their ballots for november 6th. wendy, that includes me. >> good for you. thanks, tom. >>> banned for life, and out of the record books. today cycling's govning body stripped lance armstrong of his record seven tour de france titles. the
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
's local field office talked about the latest cyber threats at a conference today saying it's important to recognize hackers aren't just going after large corporations. they're also targeting small businesses, and individuals. >> you know, basic steps that you take on your house, your car, you set the alarm, you lock your doors, you need to do that on your home computer. you'll end up being a victim. >> october is national cyber security awareness month. >>> a new online program unveiled today in virginia aims to help residents who receive social services benefits. the program called common help will allow virginians to check if they're eligible for energy and medical assistance, child care services and nutrition programs. it will also allow them to change or renew their public assistance benefits online. >>> we are expecting more answers tomorrow about the death of the six-day-old little giant panda cub at the national zoo. zookeepers found that cub dead last month after hearing a distress call from its mother mei xiang. problems with its liver and fluid in the lungs. there is a news c
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
up in maine. >> police released names of some of the alleged clients. nbc explains why some locals said they had enough of the controversy in their town. >> reporter: 21 men, 21 families, 21 lives potentially changed forever. as the fallout grows from the partial release of alexis wright's alleged client list. lawyers for the accused are on the offensive. >> the way these guys have been treated is outrageous. i'm embarrassed for the injure additional system. >> reporter: gary represents two of the men named, one was monday, a local high school athletic coach who has since stepped down because of the scandal. >> it's a scarlet letter of the worst effect. there's no other way you can put it, other than the damage has been done. and there was no reason to rush to get those names out like ken ebunk did. absolutely no reason. >> reporter: alexis and her business partner pleaded not guilty to dozens of counts of prostitution and promoting prostitution. prosecutors say wright, the local zumba instructor, sold sex out of her dance studio. wright's lawyer said her clients have been portraye
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
are a big concern with this storm. local utilities are making sure power gets back on quickly. residents are getting ready for the storm and wondering if it will be lights out. pat? >> reporter: well, jim, i can't believe it's almost halloween and we're talking hurricanes. here at this home depot in bethesda, people stocking up on all that survival stuff, bottled water and batteries, and flashlights. but this time, just like last time, it's really all about power. with sandy on its way here, what's your biggest concern? >> hope we don't lose power. >> what do you fear most? >>. >> losing power like we always do. >> we're worried about power. >> reporter: last-minute pepco prep, linemen out working the wires. you're from where? >> alabama. >> reporter: and you're ready for staend? >> i was born ready. >> reporter: tree trimmers out doing what tree trimmers do. it appears these days in some places the choice is trees or power. >> i choose electricity. in the day and age we live in, we need electricity. >> i wish they would put the stuff underground and we wouldn't have to make that choice.
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fires in pink. prince george's county rolls out a fire truck with a message. >>> and a local family inspired by a story they saw on "today" show about this dog. they have a new addition now to their own family. >>> fast forward through the headlines. president obama and mitt romney reacted to the september jobs report while campaigning in virginia this morning. governor romney says recovery is still coming too slowly and the middle class is suffering. >>> it's a guilty verdict for a teenage who was saved from a fiery wreck in chevy chase. ricco richardson on two misdemeanor charges. but the jury split on the theft charge. prosecutors say richardson and three friends took a joy ride in march. richardson was the only survivor after the car crashed and exploded. >>> health officials are considering more cases of a deadly form of meningitis that spread through spinal injections. six states, including maryland have confirmed cases. five epeople have died nationwide. let's turn to the weather. >> apple harvest time and the other time, vivid, fall color. take a look at this gorgeous shot o
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to a screeching halt. >> we'll tell why you a woman filed a $15 million lawsuit against a local police officer. >> reporter: this may look like an abandoned apartment but people actually live here. coming up on news4, the deplorable conditions some prince george's county residents are living with. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. the proof may have been caught on video. >>> all right. >> we've got three games here if necessary. you would think the nationals are in the drivers seat. >> of course they are. >> this is good. i'm feeling good about it. the nationals had four all-stars on the team this year. if they're going to make it to the world series, the nationals' studs are going to
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the states that received a federal disaster declaration which provides assistance to state and local governments. more federal help could be on the way for virginia residents. >> as we do our damage assessments, we will likely be applying for the full public assistance to reimburse the state for its public expenses and if we qualify individual disaster assistance for individuals who were not fully ensured or uninsured. >> crews are preparing to address the damage on chincoteague island and other parts of the eastern shore. >>> montgomery county fire and rescue teams pulled a kayak out this afternoon. we're told someone called 911 to report an injured kayaker in the creek. rescue units arrived and pulled the person from the water. that kayaker was treated at the scene and is said to be okay. the power outages now, the numbers, keep improving. in northern virginia, 60,000 dominion customers are still without, along with 9,000 novec customers. pepco has power back on to all but 7900 customers. 53,000 bg & e customers are without power. smeko has power to all but 150. >> today, national
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
evening. the issue of same-sex marriage today became the focus of attention on two local college campuses. the maryland student body president kicked off the rally for marriage equality. u.s. senator ben curtain said these students can help make history by voting yes on question 6. >> this could make history, the first state to recognize gay and lesbian marriages. on an initiative. they have a chance to make history. i think they'll be proud when they look back at this moment, that maryland did lead the nation in fairness in marriage equality. >> reporter: heather and her partner were married seven years ago. >> love makes family, but it's a marriage license that protects it. the toughest of times. and question 6 will do that. >> reporter: the maryland legislature passed a bill making same-sex marriage legal this year. but opponents in an attempt to stop it, circulated petitions, that got tens of thousands of signatures statewide in order to put question 6 on the ballot. angela the chief divert officer signed the petition. the school president placed her on administrative leave saying som
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a local mall. >>> what's the best way to keep your kids safe during halloween? liz crenshaw will be here with the answer. >>> friday night football takes us to waldorf where the visiting team is turning heads with all the talent it's putting on the field. >>> then at 6:00, one of the fastest growing companies in the washington area is hiring hundreds of new employees. a look at its office space, and it's anything but average. anncr: seven-hundred-thous supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. marywe invest in them.umber one in america because but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that m
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
come here every day under the watchful eye of nannies and parents. in one case, a local children's center. well, on monday a teacher, apparently, left a youngster behind in the playground by mistake. about 4:30 monday afternoon, two nannies noticed a little boy who seemed unattended in livingston park. the incident came to our attention through d.c. urban moms list serve posted under the heading, toddler left at livingston park by day care. it says he had no shoes or socks, and a runny nose. a park attendant called police. after about an hour, someone came running back from the day care, along with the 2 1/2-year-old boy's father. the center located a few blocks away uses the park daily. >> the parent came to pick up, and we realized that the child did not come back from the park. >> what was the reaction of the dad? >> the child is still enrolled. obviously the parents were upset. >> how did it happen? >> we're still investigating that. you know, it seems like it was just a breakdown in process. but we don't know all the details yet. we're working on that. >> reporter: the frien
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, news4. >>> we have an update on another local teen reported missing this week. montgomery county police just reported that 15-year-old dariante hebron has been found safe in wheaton. he disappeared back on monday. no word on what happened to him. his family and police are thanking the public for their help. >>> police have released a sketch of a man that they believe is responsible for a rash of sexual assaults in the springfield area. they believe the man is in his mid-30s, about 5'8", dark eyes, neatly trimmed beard. they say in the past month the man has attacked five times in the springfield area. all but one of the victims in the attacks, a teenage girl. the latest happened tuesday night, a 15-year-old says a man grabbed her from behind and assault her. >>> developing story now out of new york. tonight, the nhl has officially canceled the first two weeks of regular season games. because of that ongoing lockout. and there's been no progress in negotiations over how to split revenue with the players. the league already lost $100 million by canceling preseason games. the earliest the
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
esquire names the sexiest woman alive. >>> and local college students go gangnam style. >>> liz crenshaw, dangerous baby i approve this message. mitt romney: "i'm not in favor romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. >>> a warning tonight for parents, dangerous baby products you can still get your hands on. liz crenshaw explains why some of them are still for sale. liz? >> jim, 40% of all recalls last year were for children's products. when you buy a baby product, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. the same goes for hand-me-downs. there are dangerous baby products associated with injuries and even death. bring home a new baby and you bring home a house full of new equipment, products parents presume are safe to use. >> one of the most serious challenges is there are products that may appear to give parents a false sense of security. >> reporter: david butler is deputy director for consumers union in washington, d.c. c
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the district and maryland. local leaders showed off plans for the final stretch of the an a kos ta river walk trail, known as the aquatic garden segment will connect 60 miles of trail in maryland and d.c., and bring together bening road with the bladensburg waterfront park. construction is expected to begin next spring. >>> university of maryland students beaten, and it was all caught on video. two police officers take the hot seat as their trial begins. >>> the district already thinking about its plan for snow this winter. and residents are giving their two cents. >>> rg3 cat a bults the redskins to victory. >>> let it snow, not just yet, but snow shoe mountain already got its first snowflakes last week. the resort is looking for a very white winter. >> pretty scene. >> it's beautiful. >> was that you on the piano there? >> not this time. >>> no snow around here just yet. but district officials are already getting ready for the winter. >> that's right. today the city released its snow removal operations plan. adam tuss is live in northwest d.c. a few new tools to fight the snow with this yea
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
together one step at a time. >>> and that bond between a local marine and his side kick. >>> take a look at our temperatures outside. despite the clouds, upper 70s to right around 80 degrees. no record warmth for today. tomorrow we could set some new record highs. [ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. marywe invest in them.umber one in america becausema. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can pr
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-known swimming coach who taught local athletes for decades was arrested today for child abuse. that accusation against rick curl, it dates back 30 years. news4's pat collins spoke to his accuser and was there when curl turned himself in. pat? >> reporter: at the montgomery county jail, a swim coach charged in a child sex case. it goes back to the '80s. the victim? one of his best swimmers. 63-year-old rick curl, a well-known washington area swim coach, leaving the montgomery county jail after he was officially charged in a child abuse sex case. a case that goes back 30 years. curl released on a $50,000 money bond. the victim, kelly davies kearn. i talked to her by phone about curl's arrest. >> i don't know whether to laugh or cry. i'm thankful. i'm sad. i just feel confirmation that what i did was the right thing to do. >> reporter: according to court documents, curl sexually abused the victim from the time she was 13 until she was 18. while he was her swim coach. she was one of his star swimmers. the acts happened at various places, including georgetown prep high school, one of the many venue
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and local effort. an he thanked the people involved in the rescue and recovery effort. he also promised to follow up to make sure victims get the help they need. >> most importantly, our heards go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it's true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been. but for those individual families, obviously their world has been torn apart. we needed to make sure that everybody two has lost a loved one knows they're in our thoughts and prayers. i speak for the whole country there. >> before heading to new jersey today, the president visited fema headquarters here in washington. >>> it's still a dangerous situation in hoboken, new jersey tonight, with much of the city under water. officials believe at least 20,000 people are trapped in their homes. the national guard is now helping to reach those residents. in new york, high water is still preventing inspectors from assessing the damage to the subway system. five feet of water still standing in some stations. >> we're getting a new look at the devastation
NBC
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
enforcement and local volunteers searched around the clock for more than a week to find the missing 10-year-old. her remains were later discovered in a wooded area just a few miles from her home. >> we notified the ridgeway family this morning of this arrest. we hope and pray that this arrest gives them some measure of closure in dealing with this horrible tragedy and loss that they have suffered. >> reporter: since jessica's abduction, there's been an outpouring of support from the denver suburb of westminster that she called home. first with a candlelight vigil in hopes of finding her alive, then a memorial while they mourn her death. >> we hope also that knowing that an arrest has been made in this case, can cause our community to rest a little easier and maybe feel a little safer. >> reporter: a community now safer, but the pain of the crime will continue. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> now at 6:00, we are tracking hurricane sandy. video that's just come in shows the impact on jamaica right now. the storm is headed to the east coast. >>> there's an arrest linked to the attack that killed
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
again and localized flooding. temperatures 44 to 47 degrees. winds out of the northwest at 20 to 30 miles an hour. we can't rule out a snowflake or two in parts of the area. the next couple of days, 54 degrees on your wednesday. 56 on thursday. right now, the weekend looking much better, and dry as we begin to clean up from sandy. >> all right. that looks much better. >> it does indeed. sandy and safety. how long food lasts after the power goes out. and what about your tap water? >> liz crenshaw is here with us to help keep us all out of the dark. >> we'll try to solve some of these problems. the big thing people worry about is how long will my food last. listen up. the usda reminds people to keep the doors of your fridge and your freezer closed. the refrigerator will keep food safely and cold for only about four hours. a full freezer, on the other hand, is going to hold the temperature for about two days. a half a freezer only about one day. now, when it comes to your drinking water, folks with a well, you know you're going to lose water because your well pump won't work. but water
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